The Power of Wind

Why are people so reluctant to believe the power of the wind?  I was in Florida visiting my parents during Hurricane Andrew, one of the deadliest and most destructive hurricanes in history.  I saw awnings and huge branches FLYING.

Recently, Hurricane-uh Tropical Storm Isaias hit the North East and left us upside down.  Literally.  Thousands of people lost power for days and many had uprooted trees destroy their properties.  UPROOTED, that means the wind decided to pull a tree that had been grown/establishing its roots for decades and toss it like it was a Nerf football.

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One of my favorite stories to tell is how three people jumped off the Empire State Building and lived to tell about it.  The story that makes people think I’m lying is the one I find the most credible!

In 1979 a woman jumped of the 86th floor observatory, the winds were so strong they blew her back up to a ledge on the 79th floor. She was quoted in the paper the next day saying “I guess God didn’t want me to die today.”

Every person I tell that story to stares at me in utter disbelief, mouths agape.  Sometimes I’m even accused of lying!

NEVER underestimate Nature, she will reclaim what’s hers whether we want it to happen or not.  Now don’t get me started on the power of water…

 

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